Raja Bersiong is the title name for a particular King of Kedah, which is centered in the Valley of Bujang. The country of Kedah at this time was part of the Srivijaya Kingdom. The king’s real name is King Ong Maha Perita Deria. His Majesty is the fourth king of the descendants of Merong Mahawangsa.
He originally behaved like an ordinary human. However, he then started getting addicted to human blood in his meal, causing his mouth to overgrow two sharp ones like the fangs of a Pontianak. He is a tyrannical king who is feared by the people. Anyone who violates the laws of the land will be arrested and imprisoned or killed by the guard or commander of Raja Bersiong.
During his reign, he really likes to eat curry dishes. It is most popular when the curry is spicy and has a lot of spices. The king’s favorite curry dish is spinach vegetable curry. He also likes hunting, especially deer hunting. In the Bujang Valley area, there are various types of deer and wild deer. Therefore, every time he hunts, the king will triumphantly kill several large deer. When he returned to the palace, the king would order the cook to mix the venison into the king’s favorite curry dishes to add more deliciousness. This particular cook who always cooks the curry likes to dream, without realizing he has cut off his own finger. The blood from his finger was included in the pot of spinach curry which was to be served to Raja Bersiong.
This cook has hidden the mistake from the knowledge of others because there is no time to replace this dish with another dish. When he came home from hunting, Raja Bersiong felt very hungry and kept on eating the spinach curried rice mixed with blood. He feels the abnormality in the spinach curry dish this time. The food tastes very good. Raja Bersiong has asked the cook about this. The cook had confessed his mistake in letting the king eat food that had been mixed with human blood. The king then ordered the guards to behead and kill the king’s enemies who were imprisoned. A prisoner will be beheaded and his blood will be collected in one container and put into the spinach curry dish for Raja Bersiong‘s meal. From that day on, the Raja Bersiong could not live without eating human blood every day. Every single one of the prisoners in prison was beheaded and their blood was drawn.
After the king’s prison was empty, the Raja Bersiong ordered the guards to kidnap innocent children. These children were killed and their blood was drawn to be eaten by Raja Bersiong. The people of the land were very angry with him, but they were afraid to do anything about it. One night, two fangs or ‘siong’ had grown in the mouth of Raja Bersiong because of his penchant for eating blood. Raja Bersiong feels very proud. Meanwhile, the Majesty continued to arrest innocent children and people to be killed and their blood is drawn.
A group of fishermen had rebelled and attacked Raja Bersiong’s palace, but they had been defeated by his army. One of the fishermen who was victimized was the younger brother of one of Raja Bersiong’s ministers. This minister was well known among the court people and the people. This minister was deeply saddened by the death of his younger brother. He then waited for Raja Bersiong to go to the forest to hunt with a hundred guards. This minister had gathered an army of thousands of people to revolt and drive out the Raja Bersiong.
When Raja Bersiong came home from hunting, he was surprised to see the crowd of soldiers who had surrounded him, chaired by the Minister. His Majesty directed his guards to fight with the rebellious army which was chaired by the Minister, but the guards had fallen away and accompanied the minister’s army. The king was afraid because he lived alone and then fled into the forest. He then was rumored to be dead in the forest.
Sources: Suara Perak
Movie Review: ‘Don’t Listen’, Horror Movie With Unexpected Jump Scares Galore
‘Don’t Listen’ is actually a Spanish supernatural horror film directed by Ángel Gómez Hernández. The movie follows a man who after the inexplicable death of his young son in their new home begins to experience ghostly phenomena, prompting him to seek the help of a paranormal expert.
It is one of the new films that was released on Netflix on 27th of November. This Spanish horror film has ghosts, witches and even delves into Spain’s dark past history with unexpected jump scares galore. The movie is already number charted number 9 in the U.K.’s Top 10 Films on Netflix.
What ‘Don’t Listen’ Is About
Daniel, Sara and their only son Eric are a happy family that move to an old house in the country. Working as home restaurateurs, Daniel and Sara plans for restoring and sale the house after the job be done change drastically when the own Eric is found dead in the pool close to the house. Broken by the pain, Sara moves to her parents for a days after a strong discussion with him, while Daniel keeps alone in the house. However, at the next night Daniel tapes Eric’s voice in his cell phone when he was sending an audio message to apologize Sara.
Looking for answers, Daniel meets Germán Redondo, a veteran and renowned writer and supernatural investigator specialized in electronic voice phenomena. Traveling to the house with his daughter Ruth, Germán analyzes Daniel’s audio message, installing infrared cameras hoping to find any kind of ghostly activity, while at the same time Ruth tries get closer to her father, still affected by the suicide of his wife that is Ruth’s mother happened years ago.
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(Video) Perfect Bakery Cafe In Cheras Where You Can Get Freshly Baked Fruit Strudel
There are actually so many different types of pastries that can be enjoyed from pies to tarts and even quiches to croissants. One of the most favorite pastries ever made would definitely be fruit strudel. Talking about fruit strudel, there is one particular bakery cafe that sells amazing fruit strudel and it is called ‘iCon Brewings’ located in Cheras.
Fruit strudels at this bakery cafe are loved by many people because they are freshly baked daily. Aside from using fresh fruits to top off their deliciously flaky pastry, they also make their whipping cream and jam filling from scratch every day. That is why this is one of the best bakery-cafes that served fruit strudel.
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Other than Peach Strudel, there are also other fresh fruits such as Kiwi, Blueberry, and even Mango Strudel. They all would taste as good as they look whether or not you have a favorite fruit of your choice. Even though that this particular bakery cafe is well known for its fruits strudel, it also got many other pastries that customers could enjoy.
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For those who are interested on going to iCon Brewings, this is their address.
Address: 24, Jalan Manis 3, Taman Bukit Segar, 56100 Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Upholding The Malay Tradition, These Are Different Styles On Wearing ‘Sampin’
The tradition of wearing sampin has come way back since the generation of our elders. There are so many people that can be seen wearing sampin as part of their essential outfits. Definition of sampin according to Kamus Dewan would be as a sarong worn after wearing the pants in the Malay attire and usually from the waist to the knees only. Sampin is also used to complement the looks when wearing baju Melayu.
Nowadays, we often see people wearing sampin during Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Hari Raya Aidiladha, or any other formal events that require them to wear baju Melayu. There are actually so many different styles that can be used when someone is wearing sampin. All of these different styles come from different regions and sometimes bring different meanings for the wearer.
These are examples of different styles of wearing sampin:
1) Ikatan Pancung
The method on how to wear this style is just by using loose fabric. The fabric is wrapped around the waist and before reaching the end of the fabric, the fabric is “beheaded”. That means the fabric is pinned while letting the end of the fabric hang down.
2) Ikatan Kembung
This is the style of wearing sampin that usually worn by the bridegroom in any wedding custom of the Malays. The word kembung comes from the impression of looking like you are bloating when wearing this style. The fabric is pulled to the middle or side of the body to be tied and knotted in various ways so that it will stick to the waist.
3) Ikatan Lingkup
This is the usual way on how people wear sampin. The sheath fabric is rolled up and draped over the front or sides. Similar to how to wear a sarong for everyday needs.
4) Ikatan Anak Raja Lima
When wearing this style, you have to balance the fabric in the middle. Arrange and fold downwards. Finish the tiered layer. Take the bend and update the side ties at the waist.
Sources: Pecinta Warisan Melayu.
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